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Thousands of Oregonians are eligible for $300 weekly unemployment bonuses

September 14, 2020, 9:50am Northwest

Oregon is preparing to pay out the $300 weekly unemployment bonus President Donald Trump approved last month, but for most the money won’t come unless they take an extra step to certify they’re eligible. Read story

In Seattle's Capitol Hill, 25 percent of residents are nonwhite.

Study examines Seattle rental ads’ role in racial split

In Seattle's Capitol Hill, 25 percent of residents are nonwhite.

September 13, 2020, 1:00pm Northwest

SEATTLE — New research from the University of Washington offers some clues as to why, more than 50 years after the federal government banned housing discrimination, Seattle’s neighborhoods remain segregated by race. Read story

A man stops on his bike along the Willamette River as smoke from wildfires partially obscures the Tilikum Crossing Bridge, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Portland, Ore.

Death toll from West Coast wildfires reaches 33

A man stops on his bike along the Willamette River as smoke from wildfires partially obscures the Tilikum Crossing Bridge, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Portland, Ore.

September 13, 2020, 12:24pm Latest News

Nearly all of the dozens of people reported missing after a devastating blaze in southern Oregon have been accounted for, authorities said, as crews continued to battle wildfires that have killed at least 33 victims from California to Washington. Read story

COVID-19 measures reduce other infections

September 13, 2020, 6:05am Northwest

SEATTLE — Measures to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus brought an extra bonus to Seattle and King County: Reduced levels of respiratory infections of all types. Read story

Ballots are processed at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton for Washington stateCfUs primary election on March 10, 2020. Though gloves have always been optional for elections workers, it has become mandatory to prevent COVID-19.

Everything you need to know for election

Ballots are processed at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton for Washington stateCfUs primary election on March 10, 2020. Though gloves have always been optional for elections workers, it has become mandatory to prevent COVID-19.

September 13, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Politics

Whether you’re new to Washington or just making sure you are fully prepared to vote in the Nov. 3 general election, here’s what you need to know about voting (plus lots of links for voters who live outside the state or have recently moved). Read story

Working during pandemic challenges Portland filmmakers

September 13, 2020, 6:04am Entertainment

PORTLAND — The Portland filmmakers behind a new telling of “Pinocchio” were well into production in March when the coronavirus hit Oregon and put everything in doubt. Read story

Portland City Hall in downtown Portland. The city is making changes to its organizational structure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and nightly riots.

Mayor: Portland to change its organizational structure

Portland City Hall in downtown Portland. The city is making changes to its organizational structure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and nightly riots.

September 13, 2020, 6:03am Northwest

PORTLAND — Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler announced Thursday that he is putting other commissioners in charge of numerous city bureaus he previously oversaw so he can focus on the city’s coronavirus response and police reform efforts. Read story

FILE - In this June 29, 2020, file photo, a Boeing 737 Max jet heads to a landing at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle. Aviation regulators and pilots from several countries will begin next week reviewing Boeing's proposal for training pilots to fly the revamped 737 Max, a sign that the grounded plane is moving closer to returning to service. The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, that the review will start Monday at London's Gatwick Airport and last about nine days.

Regulators to examine pilot training for Boeing 737 Max

FILE - In this June 29, 2020, file photo, a Boeing 737 Max jet heads to a landing at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle. Aviation regulators and pilots from several countries will begin next week reviewing Boeing's proposal for training pilots to fly the revamped 737 Max, a sign that the grounded plane is moving closer to returning to service. The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, that the review will start Monday at London's Gatwick Airport and last about nine days.

September 13, 2020, 6:00am Northwest

Aviation regulators and pilots from several countries will begin this week reviewing Boeing’s proposal for training pilots to fly the revamped 737 Max, a sign that the grounded plane is moving closer to returning to service. Read story

Interim Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz, left, addresses a news conference about changes being made at the department as Mayor Jenny Durkan looks on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Seattle. The Seattle Police Department is reassigning 100 officers from specialty units to patrol in hopes of increasing community engagement and speeding up 911 responses. Durkan and Diaz described the changes as part of the city's broader efforts to reimagine the role of officers in response to anti-racism and anti-police protests that have gripped the nation following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

As legal claims over protests and police pile up, Seattle faces liability risks

Interim Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz, left, addresses a news conference about changes being made at the department as Mayor Jenny Durkan looks on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Seattle. The Seattle Police Department is reassigning 100 officers from specialty units to patrol in hopes of increasing community engagement and speeding up 911 responses. Durkan and Diaz described the changes as part of the city's broader efforts to reimagine the role of officers in response to anti-racism and anti-police protests that have gripped the nation following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

September 13, 2020, 6:00am Northwest

SEATTLE — As a summer dominated by street demonstrations against racism and police brutality winds down, more than 40 legal claims have piled up against Seattle for its handling of the protests. Read story

In this screengrab, Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam performs during All In WA: A Concert For COVID-19 Relief on June 24 in Washington.

Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard and singer-songwriter Mason Jennings discuss new Painted Shield project

In this screengrab, Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam performs during All In WA: A Concert For COVID-19 Relief on June 24 in Washington.

September 12, 2020, 8:12pm Northwest

Their relationship may have started six years ago, but as Stone Gossard tells it, he and Minnesota singer-songwriter Mason Jennings are still very much in “the honeymoon” phase. Back in 2014, Jennings was feeling collaborative and his manager reached out to the Pearl Jam guitarist, a longtime acquaintance, who was also working on material apart from his stadium-filling main band. Read story